COLUMBUS, Ga. – It's tough to beat Katherine Yost (Norcross). In fact, this season it's been impossible, as the Georgia College Women's Cross Country senior has won each of the team's four races this season. Friday night at the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Postseason Awards Banquet the league took notice, voting Yost as the first PBC Runner of the Year in school history.
Yost has been dominant, taking the individual title at the VSU Border Clash, the Winthrop/Adidas Invitational, the Bulldog Stampede and the Bobcat Invitational. Her most dominant effort came in the first race, finishing 40 seconds ahead of the remainder of the field. In total, she's bested the field by 1:48 seconds this year, or an average of 27 seconds per race.
The senior set the school record in the 5K at the VSU Border Clash, and the school mark in the 6K at the Bobcat Invitational, both this season. She owns the PBC's second best 5K time this year, and the top two 6K times on the season.
Yost leads the Bobcats into action Saturday, Oct. 21 at 9 a.m., as the Bobcats run in the PBC Championships in Columbus.
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